A 38-year-old carpenter was jailed this week after police accused him of biting off most of a man’s nose during a fight at the Burger King on Folly Road.
A 32-year-old man was at the restaurant’s drive-thru about 11 p.m. Tuesday when he noticed a white truck behind him with smoking tires, an incident report said. It said the truck then struck the man’s vehicle.
Both men got out and went to the ground in a fight, the report said. A witness told police that at one point he saw the truck driver rise up with his face covered in blood and that he spit out a piece of flesh. Charleston County sheriff’s deputies observed that the truck driver had blood on his face but no wound, the incident report said.
A piece of the man’s nose was taken with him to Medical University Hospital, where he was last listed in fair condition, the report said. He was no longer at the hospital Wednesday, the hospital said. Gary Eastwood of Fleming Road is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and remained at the Charleston County Detention Center on Wednesday night. His bond was set at $100,000.
Eastwood told deputies he intentionally bit the man’s nose off because he was in a “war,” according to the report. It said that as a deputy was taking Eastwood to the jail, Eastwood graphically described the taste of blood.
Story by Nadine Parks
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